Being a fan of Mr DiCaprio, and with a bit of time on my hands, (be it at the expense of the ironing), I decided to compile a list of my top five Leo films:
Number Five: Inception (2010)
Movie synopsis: A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. Via IMDb
Tagline: The dream is real.
My synopsis: Wow! A hot young cast, amazing graphics, and a tortured hero makes for a clever, mind blowing thriller. Watch it more then once to see the things you missed the first time. There’s a good deal of sleeping in Inception, but I was never tempted to rest my eyes. This film is thought provoking, and if this kind of thing happened in the future… blimey, watch out.
My rating: 8/10
Number Four: Gangs of New York (2002)
Movie synopsis: In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father’s killer. Via: IMDb
My synopsis: Daniel Day Lewis plays Bill the Butcher brilliantly. Unhinged, scary and sinister, he’s unforgettable in this part. Amsterdam Vallon played by Leo, is at first a quiet young man, but just wait until he goes postal. Cameron Diaz plays Jenny, a young Irish girl under the wing of Bill, with a bit of a dodgy accent, but her and Leo share some on screen chemistry. I love the setting and the period costumes. Gangs of New York is a brutally violent visual treat. Thank you, Mr Scorsese. Love it!
My rating: 8/10
Number Three: Django Unchained (2012)
Movie Synopsis: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Via: IMDb
My Synopsis: A dark tale of slavery with a stellar cast. Leo doesn’t appear until a good way through the movie, but for me, he steals the show. Not for the faint hearted, Django Unchained is a sometimes humorous, jaw dropping, bloody story from the master of thinking out of the box: Quentin Tarantino. And, I loved the fact that Jamie Foxx used his own horse in the movie. Bravo.
My rating: 9/10
Number Two: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Movie Synopsis: Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. Via: IMDb
My Synopsis: An utterly brilliant tale of corruption, and excessive greed. Leo and Jonah Hill are a genius combination providing some laugh out loud moments. My favourite scene has to be when Jordan takes his car for a spin whilst under the influence of drugs. I loved Leo taking on a comedic role. And, some of the sex scenes with Margot Robbie are scorching hot. On a serious note, this film shows the decadent excesses of the period, that for me are cringe worthy. Another Scorsese masterpiece. Superb.
My rating: 9/10
Number One: The Departed (2006)
Movie Synopsis: An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. Via: IMDb
My Synopsis: A tale of gangsters, police corruption and downright badness. This film has a plethora of talent. Leo plays Billy, one of the good guys opposite Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson as the baddies. Mark Wahlberg is brilliant in this too. I have watched this film so many times, I’ve lost count, and it always makes me cry. It’s a fast paced, shocking movie, and my number one. Here’s a great scene regarding cranberry juice… I’m off to join the Martin Scorsese fan club.